Japanese 1

Course Dates:

(Tentative; please register your interest via the “Register Here” button)

Registration Period:

60 hours / 30 days

Time: Monday and Wednesday

(6pm to 8pm)

Mode of Training:


Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction
Japanese 1 is the first of three Japanese modules. Participants who complete Japanese 1, 2 & 3 (or 180 hours) of Japanese language instruction may take an external language proficiency test - The Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level 5 (JLPT 5).

Course Objectives
Japanese 1 introduces participants to the Japanese language and its use in everyday situations. Participants will be able to identify the different systems in Japanese writing. Emphasis will be given to developing participants’ speaking and listening skills to communicate in simple Japanese.

Course Outline
Greetings & self-introduction
Numbers (1-100,000)
Various expressions of time (day, week, month, minutes, hour, AM & PM)
Types of trains and modes of transport
Food and drink
Describing daily activities

Grammar items:
Affirmative and negative sentences
Possessive pronoun
Polite and plain verb forms
Demonstratives and modifying nouns
Long sound, modified sound, modified syllables, voice & semi-voiced syllables
Verbs in past, present and future tense
Particles ‘wa’, ‘mo’, ‘no’, ‘ni’, ‘e’, ‘de’ & ‘to’
Question words
‘na’ and ‘i’ adjectives
Expressions for giving and receiving

Suitable for
Participants who would like to develop basic reading, speaking, listening and writing proficiency in the Japanese language.

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge
Individuals with no prior knowledge of the Japanese language.

Award / Certification / Accreditation 
If a participant…

  1. Fails the assessment but meets 75% attendance – participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
  2. Meets 75% attendance and passes the assessment - participant will receive a Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)


Course Fee

 Singapore Citizens aged 50 and above Singapore PRs/ForeignersSP Students, Alumni and Staff
Funding available50% of the course fee excluding GST (capped at $500 per course)NilSpecial Discount
Course Fees Payable$347.70 (incl. of GST)$652.70 (incl. of GST) $492.70 (incl. of GST)

1. Government subsidy will only apply to the course fee portion and will not cover GST
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Funding Incentives

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Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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